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Unformatted text preview: Team Contract Trash to Treasure (Accelerated Composting) Part 1: Goals Goals: Finish a good project on time Try to make impact on society Feasible project Personal Goals: Creativity Effective Time Management Well‐prepared presentation / projects Attention to aesthetics Obstacles: Dissent Other work / Availability Goofing Off Project too ridiculous One member wants a “B” Team discussions Acceptable for two members to work harder for “A” Try to evenly distribute work, rebalance next round if necessary Group discussion if one person isn’t pulling their weight Have meetings where work is done Part 2: Meeting Norms Meetings: No preference for location Tues 5‐7 Recurrence: Once a week Eating: Ok Part 3: Work Norms Hours: 2hr/wk team & 1hr/wk individual Work Distribution: Self‐moderated during meetings Deadlines: Day in advance of actual deadline Task Distribution: Given based off skill set and enthusiasm Commitment / Deadline Missing: Reschedule meeting if necessary Barrage of spam Only three people, hopefully won’t be issue Work is reviewed during meeting. Peer Pressure Redistribute work or do it during the meeting Work Review: During review session Work quality: 2/3 majority rule Not doing share of the work: Assume 2/3 people will not quit. Otherwise discuss with instructor / senior advisor Different work habits: Deadline is set a day in advance Part 4: Decision Making: Decisions: 2/3 members need to agree Fixates on particular idea: Go with majority Persuade as much as possible. MIT OpenCourseWare
http://ocw.mit.edu 20.020 Introduction to Biological Engineering Design
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- Spring '06